The Twenty-minute Tidy

There are very few of us that look forward to cleaning our homes. A while back I had to make a conscious choice to plan it in small spurts so it just felt like it was easier and taking up less of my personal time so I could do more fun, exciting things (surprisingly, people still will like a Facebook status about tidying!).

I have found that the easiest way to make an impact on my space without deep cleaning is this short list of chores:

  1. Make the bed
  2. Load the dishwasher (or clear the sink of dishes)
  3. Take out the trash
  4. Put on a load of laundry

I tend to set a timer because I'm a little weird and get competitive with myself (like "how much more can I get done in 20 minutes? It's a race against time!"). 

Try it out the next time clutter starts to take over or you're cleaning up for guests to visit!